80s Song of the Day: Cruel Summer by Bananarama

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The city is crowded
My friends are away
And I’m on my own

cruel summerCruel Summer by Bananarama was released in the United Kingdom on June 27, 1983, with Cairo as the B side. It was a single from the album Bananarama.

The song reached No. 8 in the United Kingdom. Its inclusion in the 1984 film The Karate Kid ignited the song’s international success (the group did not, however, allow the song to appear on the film’s soundtrack). Cruel Summer reached No. 9 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1984, becoming Bananarama’s first Top 10 hit in the States.

Watch the music video for the song, which was shot in New York City in the summer of 1983.

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80s Song of the Day: Simply Irresistible by Robert Palmer

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She’s so fine, there’s no tellin’ where the money went
Simply irresistible she’s all mine, there’s no other way to
Go

simply irresistibleSimply Irresistible by Robert Palmer was released in the United Kingdom on June 22, 1988, with Nova as the B side. It was a single from the album Heavy Nova.

The song reached No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Watch the iconic music video for the song. simple 2

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80s Song of the Day: Love Shack by The B-52’s

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I got me a Chrysler, it seats about 20
So hurry up and bring your jukebox money

Love Shack 2Love Shack by The B-52’s was released on June 20, 1989, with Channel Z as the B side. The song was a single from the album Cosmic Thing.

Love Shack was The B-52’s biggest hit song and first million-copy seller. It reached No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100, the band’s first single to crack the Top 40. It reached No. 2 on the UK Singles Chart and was a No. 1 hit in several other countries, including Australia and New Zealand.

Watch the official music video for the song.

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80s Song of the Day: Panama by Van Halen

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Don’t you know she’s coming home with me?
You’ll lose her in the turn
I’ll get her!

PanamaPanama by Van Halen was released on June 18, 1984. The U.S. release featured Drop Dead Legs as the B side, while the U.K. release featured Girl Gone Bad. Panama was the third single from the album 1984.

Panama reached No. 13 on the Billboard Hot 100 and No. 64 on the UK Singles Chart.

Watch the music video for the song.

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80s Song of the Day: Summer of ’69 by Bryan Adams

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Oh and when you held my hand
I knew that it was now or never
Those were the best days of my life

summer 2Summer of ’69 by Bryan Adams was released on June 17, 1985, with The Best Was Yet To Come as the B side. It was the fourth single from the album Reckless.

The song reached No. 5 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and No. 11 in Adams’ native Canada. It peaked at No. 42 on the UK Singles Chart.

Watch the music video for the song.

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80s Song of the Day: 18 and Life by Skid Row

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Your crime is time and it’s
Eighteen and life to go

18 and life18 and Life by Skid Row was released on June 16, 1989, with Midnight/Tornado as the B side. It was the second single from the band’s debut album Skid Row.

The song was a big hit for Skid Row, reaching No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. It reached No. 12 on the UK Singles Chart.

Watch the official music video for the song.

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80s Song of the Day: Our Lips Are Sealed by The Go-Go’s

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Can you hear them
They talk about us
Telling lies
Well that’s no surprise

our lips are sealedOur Lips Are Sealed by The Go-Go’s was released June 12, 1981, with Surfing and Spying as the B side. It was the first single from the band’s debut album, Beauty and the Beat.

The song reached No. 20 on the Billboard Hot 100 and No. 47 on the UK Singles chart. It was a Top 5 hit in Australia and Canada.

Watch the official music video for the song.

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